In coordination with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free School and Communities Act of 1989, the University of St. Thomas believes that the unlawful use of drugs and the excessive use of alcohol are inconsistent with the behavior expected of the members of a university community. The unlawful use and abuse of drugs or alcohol is inconsistent with the behavior expected of members of the University of St. Thomas community. The University is committed to the development and maintenance of a drug free environment on the campus as well as an environment that prohibits abuse of other drugs and alcohol. The University is committed to the expansion of a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program and to the dissemination of drug awareness information to the members of the entire University community. In addition, the University is committed to enforcing the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free School and Communities Act of 1989 and believes that these acts and their implementation regulations provide a proper framework for the drug and alcohol abuse policies of the University. Additionally, the impact of drug use and high risk alcohol consumption for college students cannot be overlooked in terms of its cost to the individual students affected and the University. For specific information related to alcohol and other drug consumption and consequences, go to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.drugabuse.gov/.